Movie review: Another reboot and reroute – ‘Fantastic Four’

I’ve never been particularly fond of reboots or rewrites of character histories, yet more and more seem to pop up on the big screen every year. Let’s see. They’ve retold and rewritten Wolverine’s story more than once.

Editorial: Manlius Town Board should have shown more transparency in town manager vote

At the July 22 meeting of the Manlius Town Board, the board voted unanimously to change the position of town manager from a part-time hourly wage position to a full-time position with an annual salary of $55,600.

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Village parking: Help us help you


I was disheartened to read the letter to the editor in the 29 July edition of the Cazenovia Republican. Those of us who serve the village want every visitor to have a positive experience and it is disappointing when we are not afforded the opportunity to help that happen. I was able to reach the author of the letter by telephone and we had a constructive dialogue about their experience. I would respectfully take exception to the author’s allegation that the village was “unfriendly” and “deceptively tricky” because they were ticketed after parking overnight on a village street. We have tried to put a system in place to prevent circumstances like this.

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Volunteer of the Month August 2015 : Janelle and Jeff Fields – David’s Refuge

In order to better understand this column I think we can first agree that there is not a more daunting, emotional task for a parent than caring for a child with special needs or a life threatening disease.

CRIS thanks community for a successful fundraising celebration


To the editor: Community Resources for Independent Seniors (CRIS) proudly celebrated its 5th year at a fund-raising event at Lakeland Park.

Thanks for a successful Mad. Co.W race


To the editor: Thank you to everyone who helped make the 7th Annual MADison COWnty 5k another success!

Mayor, trustees issue village parking enforcement philosophy to help clarify ongoing parking issues

The village of Cazenovia’s parking enforcement program exists to ensure public safety and to maximize our available parking resources as part of a broader strategy to create a positive local economic climate and a welcoming environment for residents and visitors. As with our village court and our police department, it does not operate for the purpose of generating revenue but rather as an essential component of our overall justice system.

Column: Feeling the backlash

It all started with the killing of Cecil the lion, but he is the topic here, only indirectly. His loss and the manner of his death provoked a reaction of outrage, which I shared with many others. In expression of my dismay, I created a small collage of photographs depicting Cecil's life in Zimbabwe, and the individuals involved in what became an international incident, then I posted it both on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Food for Mann

A look back at life in the family business

When I punched into the time clock at McKinley’s Super Market in Mattydale during the summer of 1967, I didn’t realize the impact that day would have on my life.

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NOPL news: Nominate a NOPL librarian for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

Librarians in our nation’s 120,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. If a librarian from Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: State fair combines new attractions with old favorites

For many of us in Central New York, the summer season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Great New York State Fair. For over a century, the fair has been a statewide tradition and fixture in our community, bringing families from all over the country to Central New York. With programs for everyone from small children to seniors, New Yorkers of any age can enjoy time spent with friends and loved ones while taking part in traditions old and new.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: B.J. robs Nichols Liquors then drifts into the mist

Small world, I guess. The last Wednesday in July, I met a man who said his name was B.J. He was hanging out on the fringe of an audience of 300 at the Skiffle Minstrels’ concert at Johnson Park. Attired in grunge fashions – checked shirt, tattered jeans and scuffed cowboy boots — B.J. bummed a cigarette from a bystander and listened quietly to the Western swing tunes like “Fort Worth Jailhouse” — just a tall, lanky loner with a scruffy beard and tattered ball cap.

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LETTER: New traffic signal for State Route 31 and Cicero Center Road

To the editor: The flashing yellow light at the corner of State Route 31 and Cicero Center Road will be converted this year to a three-color traffic signal. I am pleased that this is finally going to happen.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

The five B’villians pictured above took their sport to national competition. Can you identify them or name their team or their league?

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EDITORIAL: Keep concussions at bay with sports safety tips

As summer draws to a close, local Pop Warner leagues are gearing up for their seasons. Many parents are hesitant to let their little ones participate because of the high rate of head injuries; football players suffer the most concussions of any youth sport.